from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The design and construction of aircraft.
- n. The theory and practice of aircraft navigation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The design, construction, mathematics and mechanics of aircraft and other flying objects
- n. The theory and practice of aircraft navigation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science or art of ascending and sailing in the air, as by means of a balloon; aërial navigation; ballooning.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The doctrine, science, or art of floating in the air, or of aërial navigation, as by means of a balloon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
After reading all of your ideas, I'm inclined to support separating out aeronautics from the NASA structure and putting it elsewhere-maybe FAA, maybe a new agency modeled like NACA.
Return to fundamental research in aeronautics and space technology that benefits the nation, and stop trying to be a space transportation authority.
NASA should be turned back into a pure R&D organisation, purely for developing blue-sky innovations in aeronautics and astronautics.
"The key here," says Mr. Baumgartner, "is that aeronautics is leaving government control and being taken over by industry, where cost-cutting and profitability, rather than contractors milking the state for as much as they can get, will lead to a lot of innovation, affordability and efficiency."
James had spent his life in aeronautics, building anything that flew.
NASA also has expertise in aeronautics, high-temperature systems, CO2 and H2 handling and materials that could assist in the following:
- Promoting American leadership in aeronautics by reversing funding cuts to NASA's and FAA's aeronautics R&D budget.
Much progress was made during the war but after peace came the tempo of developments in aeronautics became very slow until another war threatened and finally materialized 21 years later.
It hardly needs Mr. Willkie to tell us that advances in aeronautics and the field of science generally have narrowed the physical boundaries of the world.
This gave her one way of training personnel, but she also developed the art of gliding and soaring, which had a great appeal to the youth of Germany and, as a means of getting them interested in aeronautics, it cannot be excelled.